LaVar Ball did something genuinely good in the public eye for someone besides his sons? Hallelujah!​


Thanks to his play in the Junior Basketball Association, Kezo Brown of the Chicago Ballers has signed a contract to play basketball professional overseas in France.

Brown had suffered from mental health problems prior to joining the JBA, as he spent time in a psychiatric hospital, according to his father. Once a heavily recruited prospect, Brown had discussions with Kansas and Duke before his condition resulted in those talks falling through.


The JBA, a league backed by Big Baller Brand ownership, gave Brown an opportunity to show the world that he can still play basketball at a high level, which he certainly did. During his time with the Chicago Ballers, Brown averaged 22.3 points and 4.8 assists per game.

While LaVar Ball initially started the ​JBA in hopes of competing for young talent with the NCAA, his platform may have found its own niche -- somewhere in between youth independent leagues and Ice Cube's BIG3 in that it gives players who have been outcast by the modern NBA and NCAA a chance to shine on the national stage.